Samsung revamped its NX line of ILC mirror-less cameras with the more ergonomic and all around versatile Samsung NX200. Offering a 20.3 MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor, 1080p HD video capture (30fps), a 7 fps burst and impressive ISO range of 100-12800, Samsung has once again doubled down on their ILC line.
In comparison, the NX100 offered a 14.6MP sensor, 720p HD video capture, 3 fps burst and an ISO range of 100 to 3200—so right off the bat, the NX200 is a VAST improvement over its predecessor.
In the ergonomics department, Samsung decided to drop its slippery and somewhat awkward “dew droplet” design for a far better-weighted and all-around more grippy design. It is also the first time that Samsung has incorporated a full metal body into one of its NX cameras. We had the chance to spend some time with the NX200 last night (check out the video below) and found that it sat comfortably and securely in our hands.
Other improvements come in the form of a newly redesigned menu interface that offers a “quickscreen” for stress-free setting tweaks. We found the new interface to be much more intuitive and easy to navigate through then that found on previous models.
What’s the Same:
Like its predecessor, the NX200 will play nice with all i-function lenses. As would be expected, it still offers no viewfinder, optical or EV. Other things Samsung didn’t mess with include the 614K 3″ AMOLED, or the lack of a built-in flash (however the NX200 kit does include a hotshoe flash).
The NX200 will be available this September, bundled with a 18-55 i-Function kit lens and a hotshoe flash for $899.95.
Standout Spec: A roomy 20.3MP APS-C sensor
|Camera Category:||Interchangeable-lens Compact|
|Fastest Shutter Speed:||1/4000 second|
|Slowest Shutter Speed:||30 seconds|
|Display Size:||3.0 inches|
|Display Resolution:||614000 pixels|
|Minimum ISO:||100 ISO|
|Maximum ISO:||12800 ISO|
|Burst Rate:||7.00 fps|
|In-Body Image Stabilization:||No|
|Media Type:||Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Expanded Capacity (SDXC)|
|Maximum Video Resolution:||1080i|
|AF in Video Mode:||Yes|
|Wireless Flash Trigger:||No|